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COVID-19 NOTICE: Norwich University values the health and safety of our entire campus community and guests visiting our university. With respect to the coronavirus pandemic we will be closely following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the Vermont Department of Health regarding our ability to host the ISOMA Symposium in October, 2021. Any changes to the ISOMA Symposium will be communicated directly to registered participants and updates will be published on this website.

learning, sharing, and camaraderie

burlington waterfront
Lake Champlain waterfront in Burlington, Vermont

Monday, 4 October 21

Members of the International Association of Military Academies and their guests are encouraged to arrive in Vermont on or before Monday, October 4th by midday. For those conference participants arriving by air, Burlington International Airport (BTV) is located in Burlington, Vermont and is approximately 45 miles to Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Ground transportation will be provided for participants from Burlington International Airport to Montpelier, Vermont area hotels by Norwich University.

Conference Registration will be open onsite at Norwich University, located off Interstate 89, exit #4 via Route 12 North.

Conference attendees and guests are encouraged to check in to their hotel.

Norwich University President Mark Anarumo will host an Evening Welcome Reception at Norwich University.

cyber war room space
Inside the cybersecurity "War Room" at Norwich University

Tuesday, 5 October 21


0700 – Breakfast will be available at your hotel.

0800 – Conference attendees depart from their hotel to Norwich University via Norwich provided transportation.

Morning Sessions:

International Symposium of Military Academies Welcome; Norwich University Orientation, Milano Ballroom, Roberts Hall, Norwich University

norwich tiny house build concept drawing
The "Lift" house concept drawing by the Norwich Design Build Collaborative

Norwich University Campus Tour, Mack Hall with Corps of Cadets’ Commandant’s and cadet leaders’ briefing and ROTC leaders’ brief Group Sessions – featuring Cybersecurity War Room, Undergraduate Research Student Scholarship Posters, Briefings by Norwich Research Centers including the Peace and War Center (PAWC), Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS), Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education and Research (CyFER) and Norwich University Applied Research Institute (NUARI).

The Norwich Design Build Collaborative will showcase its’ sustainable housing initiative.

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will provide an overview of its online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and professional development (Norwich Pro®) programs.

sullivan museum outside view in summer
The Sullivan Museum and History Center, a Smithsonian® Affiliate, will be open for tours

The Sullivan Museum and History Center, a Smithsonian® Affiliate, will be open for tours.


Lunch will be provided in the Wise Campus Center.

Group Sessions continue in the afternoon

cadet review outside
Corps of Cadets Pass and Review in honor of ISOMA

1500-1600 – Norwich University Corps of Cadets Pass and Review in honor of ISOMA

1600-1700 – Conference Opening Reception and Dinner, Vermont National Guard Armory, Norwich University

2000 Ground transportation to hotel by Norwich University

Wednesday, 6 October 21

0700 – Breakfast will be available at your hotel. ​

exercising in the dog river
Physical training in the Dog River, Northfield, Vermont

Note – An optional PT is available with Norwich Cadets to include the Dog River Run, a Norwich tradition for all Rooks. Norwich University will transport those interested in participating in PT from their hotel to Norwich and return participants to their hotel following the PT workout.

0800 – 1200 ISOMA Meetings and Breakout Sessions, Montpelier Hotel

1200 – Lunch, Montpelier

1300 – Walking historical tour of Montpelier, the state capital of Vermont.

1500 – Travel to Burlington, Vermont’s largest city and spend time exploring the museums, shops, restaurants and pubs, and galleries of Church Street in downtown Burlington.

1700 – Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen on Lake Champlain.

2000 – Ground transportation to Montpelier hotel.

Thursday, 7 October 21

0700 – Breakfast will be available at your hotel

0800 – Depart hotel for Norwich University

0900 – 1700 Conference meetings, group discussions and networking sessions, classroom visits, vendor tables

Lunch – Milano Ballroom, Roberts Hall

1700 – 1830 Dinner Celebration, Milano Ballroom, Roberts Hall

1900 – Todd Lecture Series, Plumley Armory

2000 – Ground transportation to Montpelier hotel.

Friday, 8 October 21

0800 – Breakfast will be available at your hotel

0900 – 1200 Sessions resume followed by a closing ceremony.

1200 – ISOMA 2021 adjourns and guests depart hotel. Norwich University transportation is available for guests departing Burlington International Airport.

158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663 USA

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